Posted on 11/01/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
Health care open enrollment begins November 1st, 2017. Despite a year of confusing attacks and changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it remains the law of the land. But, one of President Trump’s strategies to weaken the ACA has been to slash many consumer-oriented policies, meaning this year’s open enrollment period will look a lot different than the four periods before.
Trump shortened the open enrollment period from 90 to 45 days. Individuals have from November 1 to December 15 to explore and enroll in plans.
The president slashed funding for consumer outreach and navigation services, so there are fewer organizations... read more
Posted on 10/25/17 by Wendy Patton in Revenue & Budget
On Thursday, October 26, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the Senate budget resolution, clearing the path for a tax overhaul mirroring the plan announced by President Trump and GOP leadership a... read more
Posted on 10/04/17 by Intern Writer in Privatization
By Nicholas Golina
Ohio privatized prison food service in 2013. Aramark, a company with an alarming track record of employment discrimination, labor and employment law violations, and health and safety violations, got the contract.
The Aramark tenure... read more
Posted on 09/27/17 by Michael Shields (he/him) in Work & Wages
Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor planned to extend overtime protection to 12.5 million American workers, including 351,000 Ohioans, by updating the rule that exempts some salaried workers. Ohio was among a... read more
Posted on 09/21/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
We can’t give up now.
We thought we stopped efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last month. We were wrong. The Graham-Cassidy proposal has gained steam and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could... read more
Posted on 09/20/17 by Katie Fallon in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
As the Cassidy-Graham bill poses the biggest threat to the Affordable Care Act to date, health care for thousands of Ohio school children also hangs in the balance.
Congress is on the brink of passing a... read more
Posted on 09/14/17 by Hannah Halbert (she/her) in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
The latest poverty and income data released this week by the U.S. Census showed real gains across the nation. Programs designed to help struggling people makes ends meet work. Food assistance (SNAP), the Earned Income... read more
Posted on 09/07/17 by Hannah Halbert (she/her) in Work & Wages
By Hannah Halbert and Rachel Hirsch
In its 2018-19 budget, the Ohio legislature took an important step toward supporting quality skill-based training programs for Ohioans eligible for food assistance (SNAP). The new law requires that the... read more